We ran a WPMU DEV


We ran a WPMU DEV performance report and several images require optimisation. The URL's of these images are showing as- /downloads/?ms_file=ms

Why are these files not contained in the Uploads folder and how can we access the directory through FTP to remove them.

Thank you

  • Predrag Dubajic

    Hey Pete,

    Hope you're doing well today :slight_smile:

    URL to image you're seeing is due to media protection add-on from Membership 2 plugin, this add-on masks file URL and that's why you're seeing it this way.

    You can still copy/paste the URL in browser admin bar in order to see the image.

    You can also disable Media protection add-on temporarily and run the test again to see full path to your images.

    I wouldn't suggest removing them as this will cause missing files on your site and you pages will not load properly without them.

    My suggestion is to disable media protection add-on and let us know after it's disabled, we can then check the reports for your site and see how to fix them.

    Best regards,

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